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HRC and Leading Pediatric Organizations on Transgender Youth Guide

  The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation joined with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), which together represent more than 66,000 pediatricians and pediatric specialists across the country, to release Supporting and Caring for Transgender Children, a new guide for community members and allies to ensure that(…)

Former President of the United States, Cultural Icons and Military General Make List of 2016 LGBT History Month Icons

A former President of the United States joins cultural Icon David Bowie and Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, as part of the 31 Icons to be celebrated during October’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month 2016. “President James Buchanan will join 30 other living and deceased lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Icons as(…)

Jury Convicts Killer of Lesbian and Attack of Her Lover to Life Sentence

A San Patricio County jury has returned a guilty verdict against David Strickland for the 2012 shootings that killed Mollie Olgin and critically wounded Kristene Chapa. Prosecutors were not pursuing the death penalty, therefore the defendant was given an automatic life sentence. Following the verdict, Kristene Chapa spoke to KRIS 6 News. “I was very shocked(…)

Alabama Justice ‘Urged Defiance, Not Compliance’ on Marriage

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore should be removed from office for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, a lawyer for a disciplinary commission argued on Wednesday. R. Ashby Pate, a lawyer for the Judicial Inquiry Commission, said marriage equality was settled law in all 50 states when Moore told Alabama’s 68 probate judges(…)

Health Care Startup Delivers STD Testing Door-to-door

Less than half of adults aged 18 to 44 have been tested for an STD other than HIV. With millions infected every year, the need for an alternative that will make testing easier and more convenient for those at risk is critical. Healthcare startup Medcinity announces the launch of GetTested, a new at-home STD screening(…)

PrEP Provider Directory Goes Live

Researchers from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University unveiled a new website, www.preplocator.org, that will allow users to locate a medical provider or clinic that can prescribe Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. If taken daily, PrEP helps prevent the transmission of HIV. According to Damon L. Jacobs who founded the(…)

Study Reveals New Suicide Prevention Strategies for LGBTQI Youth

Homosexual, bisexual, and transgender youth tend to have a higher risk for suicide-related thoughts and behaviors, but research on interventions to prevent suicide among sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth has been limited. New research should focus on interventions specifically targeted to SGM youth and their unique and diverse challenges, including health needs, according to(…)